IO.INC is a visionary consulting practice specializing in growth strategies—envisioning, developing, and recommending road maps to help communities and companies grow. IO.INC’s principals have worked with Global 1000 companies; national real estate developers; mid-cap firms; nonprofits; and national, regional, and local governments worldwide. The firm has conducted ground-breaking research to identify emerging global growth and business opportunities for its private and public sector clients across a broad range of sectors and enterprises.
We serve as your team of innovators, thought leaders and hands-on advisors that help transform companies, organizations and communities by creating successful growth strategies. Our expert advisory services are available to businesses and corporations; universities and colleges; foundations and nonprofit entities; community and economic development organizations at local, regional and state levels.
We are firmly committed to delivering the most original thinking, evidence-based yet creative and attainable organizational development plans and programs that will drive change and growth for your organization, yielding successful and enduring results for years to come. We take pride in our work, and commit to do our utmost to ensure that your organization is well-positioned for sustained success in the global economy.
IO.INC brings a distinctive portfolio of experience in the public and private sectors with a demonstrated track record of working effectively with a broad range of stakeholders and interests toward a common goal. Members of our team also have experience and leadership responsibility for developing and overseeing such strategies and related programs in public and private-public economic development organizations at the regional and local levels, as well as having dealt with a range of converging issues at the White House.
Our team has extensive and successful experience in business site selection with leading companies globally. Members of our team have worked on more than 350 site selection projects for firms listed in the Fortune 500, Inc. 500, Forbes 400, Global 1000 and Russell 2000, representing all business sectors and across all continents.
President and Chief Strategist
As a business and economic development executive, Dr. Ioanna Morfessis has focused her professional life on helping communities and companies thrive and succeed. She founded three best-of-class economic development organizations in the U.S., where her work resulted in 300 successful business locations and expansions, the attraction of nearly $30 billion of private capital investment and the creation of more than 200,000 new direct private sector jobs in these markets.
In 2004, she launched IO.INC, a visionary consulting practice works with Fortune 500 companies, young enterprises, nonprofits, colleges and universities, and countries and cities across the U.S. and world business and economic growth strategies. IO.INC has worked many communities in the State of Arizona on their economic development strategies.
She is a member of McKinsey Global Institute’s Executive Panel, the WSJ’s Opinion Leaders Community and The Hartford’s Small Business Council, and has authored and published several journal articles and op-eds in regional and national publications.
As a civic steward, Dr. Morfessis serves or has served on the boards of many local, state and national charities and non-profit organizations, and is a founding director of the Helios Education Foundation. Over the years, she also has received numerous awards from international, national and local organizations for her professional achievements and civic leadership.
Dr. Morfessis received her bachelor’s degree from The American University, her master’s degree from George Washington University, and her doctorate from Arizona State University. Dr. Morfessis was elected to the ASU College of Public Programs Hall of Fame in 1996.